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    September 6, 2012
    7:00 - 7:30pm EDT  

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it's going to be phenomenal here tonight. i st know it. >> the delegates say that president obama has a lot to make up. >> he has to give a complete list of all his accomplishment since he took office and it is an extremely long list. >> reporter: president obama is expected to focus on the number one issue in this race, the economy. he deserves more time to help millions of unemployed americans. >> he does have some work that he will need to finish, which he started. we're going to re-election so he could finish his work. >> reporter: a preview of his speech, president obama says that he will bring a positive message to the audience tonight. and talk specifics about building a stronger middle class. >> president obama was suppose to speak from bank of america's stadium, on the conference call, that he thanked thousands
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of volunteers who were suppose to be there and said that they need their help in this close race. the democrats do hope that this week will give them an edge. >> and things at the convention, you are seeing tremendous enthusiasm and i think coming out of it that it will continuethroughout the fall. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama have been helping to build enthusiasm and will introduce their husbands tonight. in that conference call with voters who could not be here because of the cancellation of the stadium event, says that obama promised them front row seat at future campaigning. in charlotte i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you, randall. coming up a bit later in our broadcast, the one-on-one conversation with the maryland's delegate. we've got live questions for them live at the dnc in charlotte. in the meantime mitt romney making a surprise appearance today, visiting a few veterans who work on the phones for him. romney is focused primarily for next month's debate. v.p. paul ryan is out there
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campaigning very hard. he told supporters in colorado to get ready for more plans for big government in president obama's speech tonight. >> their convention actually began with a tribute to big government. they said government is the only thing we all belong to. our objectives are very clear. >> romney will take the country to a new division and it is up to voters to decide. a guilty verdict in the peterson trial. they found the former police officer guilty of murdering his third wife. her body was found in her bathtub back in '04. originally they thought it was an accident, but later they reclassified it after peterson's fourth wife, stacey peterson vanished in '07. she is presumed dead, although her body was never found. drew peterson is now facing a maximum of 60 years behind bars. an 84-year-old woman beaten, robbed, and then left all alone in her apartment for more than 24 hours.
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the attack happened here back in february. and today, police in prince george's county say that they've got their man, the 56- year-old rodney william blanton. michelle jackson found the victim alone crying for help on the floor of her apartment. >> i was on my way to work and she was down there screaming, all bruised up everywhere, just sitting there. >> what do you think would have happened to her if you did not hear her? >> that she pay have passed away or something. >> reporter: he originally ran out of the back balcony, with $50 on hand, but he left a drop of blood after the victim bit him on the hand during the struggle. they use dna from that blood to get their man. the crusade that gains nuance nightclubs in prince george's county nightclub tonight. police and city workers locked up the nightclub tonight. but the problem is the use and occupancy permits allowing large gatherings expired and it
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was not renewed. a recent assault caught the cop's attention. gray, wet, all the things you don't like. topper is in the weather terrace. i guess it's not tood bad right now, but what about the rest of the evening? >> reporter: we'll be okay with a couple of thunderstorms on our doppler. we'll show it to you. the real culprit is the humidity, no doubt about that. we have taken the radar, zooming it in. you'll see thunderstorms now in winchester. and just on the other side of i- 81. so i think that those will stay to the west of the immediate suburbs. i don't think that they will be a problem for the nats game tonight either, which is indeed good news. we'll zoom in with the pretty good range from the yellows and reds. pretty heavy rainfall, just west of winchester about to rain just a little bit on the lite side right now in winchester. that storm will work their way across i-81. baseball, just a light chance of showers. 79 the last pitch. we can't wait to sweep the cubs. we'll come back and talk about a cold front that will roll
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through on saturday. we'll tell you what it means for the rest of your weekend plans. >> thank you, topper. well, virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed weapon permits. they are going to folks who live in other states. this week alone, they saw a surge in request from 50 to 1,000. none of those folks will have to fire a gun to get those permits. as peggy fox reports, that could be the reason behind the surge. >> reporter: before you can buy a gun from sharpshooters in virginia, you've got to know how to use it. >> you need to know how to shoot them, in order to either buy a gun, or carry and conceal. >> reporter: but that's not what the state of virginia says. there is nothing that requires you to know how to fire or even hold the gun before receiving a virginia concealed weapons permit. for thanks to a 2009 law pushed by the then state senator and now attorney general, gun classes can be taken online. this course costs just $39. it targets residence in those
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states, which have permits with virginia. >> to get your concealed handgun license issued by the state of virginia, you heard me right, virginia. >> reporter: texas requires permit applicants to take a 10- hour course, which includes a test on their shooting ability. they have to fire 50 rounds from different distances. but because texas has a link to virginia, all the requirements are waived. >> reporter: this video shows a young woman taking an online course in which she admitted to cheating, in order to answer 15 of the 20 questions. she received her permit in the mail, without ever touching a gun. and the video was produced by omar whose sister was killed in the virginia tech shootings. >> but the truth is in virginia, you don't have to be trained to get your concealed weapon's permit. you don't have to fire a gun, which is completely outrageous. >> reporter: even the sharpshooter's manager says that the law lacks common sense. >> no instructor in the right
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mind will give you a certificate to say that you have completed a course without ever firing a weapon. >> peggy fox, 9news now. >> a spokesman said that they never required hands-on training because the goal is gun safety, not proficiency. well still ahead on 9news, why did police need to use a taser on this woman who was already in handcuffs? plus a school district's new plan to track the student's every move.
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tonight, mourning the loss. the former owner of the baltimore ravens and the cleveland browns passed away this morning at the age of 87. now, they bought them way back in 1961 and that was before he moved the team to baltimore for the start of the season here with a lot of fans in
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cleveland, well, they never forgave him for that, but the players and coaches, past and present, they remember a man who cares deeply about each and every one of them. keeping students safe or big invasion of privacy. a couple of schools now have a way of tracking students at all times. it is their i.d. they've got tracking trips in them. 4,200 students are taking part in this pilot program, even as we speak. many of them, their parents are not too happy about it. in fact, one teacher calls the tracking shift, the mark of the beast. they probably wouldn't like it though. all right, the weather was not pretty outside today, but in fact we saw some rain drops fall on our heads. but the sun came out later. topper will be here in a few minutes to let you know which picture will last into the weekend. but we'll hear from the elderly
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woman attacked from a beaver here in the late bar cross.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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until i had the shingles. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com that officer deploys the taser. the woman filed a complaint who has been suspended, but the
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investigation goes on. i start and try to pound him with my other leg. >> her friend who came to a rescue to beat that beaver off with an or. thousands of folks are just waiting for the pins and needles, we'll hear from from president obama. and it will be no small here.
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thank you for joining us live, thanks for joining us. they had been nominated vice president. and to hear behind us. all right, very nice. the most interesting assessment that we have heard so far last night is that he made the case of president obama, better than president o obama. would you agree with that? is it a good or bad thing? >> i guess that kind of makes my point, since clinton did so well, how could they top that tonight? what is left for them at 6?
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>> well look, i think that he will lay out his vision for america's future. but the remedies he has brought forward, the right remedies, now we'll move forward, telling us specifically how we're going to do that. whether they want them to go go back to the failed republicans. it says during the negotiations, and i quote now that it will be a fact that he was handed a miserable faltering economy, facing the thes for the opposition, but the presidents who worked there, they will on the important matters of the national business. that obama has not. end of quote. do they need to explain how he will be able to do things differently the next time around? i mean he cannot say that i'm hoping they will be nicer to me? >> well, i understand, you
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know, we were losing those jobs a month. we are now creating jobs, 29 consecutive months. not enough though moving in the right direction. and we have general motors and the u.s. awe moe manufacturing. now doing great. it is really clear that they made it a part of the partisan payouts, so that barack obama could not succeed rather than putting our nation's interest first. so yes, he has not had a tough time to deal with, but he also had an opposition that was not interested in working with them. in fact, they wanted to see if that opposition would still be around. he had to come up with a way to get that opposition, or at least explain to them how they would need to do it, right? >> well, i mean he has.
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he has moved this country in the right direction. couldn't we have made more progress? well as he said, no president could have brought this country to where we wanted to be in the short time for years. considering the damage that was done. but what this president has done is move us clearly in the right direction that we're creating jobs, we are doing it in the right way, investing in our children. and yet we have to work with the republicans. and some will not work with us as we need to find a way to move on forward. we need to put the nation's business first. >> and senator biden. i would like to thank you for your time tonight. we appreciate it. >> yes. >> enjoy the speech. >> good to be with you. >> all right, bye. let's get to the weather forecast. we know that they made the speech move on inside. so what is going to happen this weekend? are we going to have to move inside? >> do you want some irony? they could probably have the details, but they don't want to take a chance. we could look at a strong cold front to move through on saturday. we'll start with what is going on right now. a live look outside that is
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actually pleasant in terms of temperatures anyway. it's our weather cam. 80, you think that feels pretty good? well dew points are still hovering around 70, so the humidity is still way up there. the pressure is rising a little bit. winds are out of the south, essentially mostly sunny skies across most of the metro areas. that's it. we're looking at big thunderstorms, heavy rain moving through earlier today. that's now out to sea. we're seeing a couple of showers, an evening isolated thunderstorm that might pop up west of winchester. it is fairly heavy as this is orange, fairly heavy rainfall. most of this is green now that it extends across i-81 to winchester. that's weakening up a little bit in the past half an hour, drifting eastward, but it will not get into our immediate western suburbs. i think that the ball game will be safe. temperatures, a lot of upper 70s. 78 in bethesda and vienna. 77 down in springfield. also arlington, 77. still 81 at college park and 77 rather in bowie. so still a tropical and
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unsettled air mass. an early isolated storm is still possible tonight. nats should be safe. a hot and humid day tomorrow, with a lot of storms on saturday as that cold front approaches. that will pay dividends for sunday. for tonight early isolated thunderstorms, muggy. 68 to 74. if you're downtown, you're looking at low to mid-70s, that's it. tomorrow morning partly cloudy, very warm and humid. you'll need sunglasses. the commute should be dry tomorrow. 70s and 80s, winds light. by afternoon, an isolated thunderstorm is possible. high temperatures around 90. winds turn out of the southwest at about 10. so the next three days, tomorrow, code yellow. saturday certainly code yellow. 91 tomorrow, just an isolated storm. and then on saturday, a lot of storms with a cold front. i do think that most of the storms will bein the afternoon. 86, then look at that, code green on sunday, refreshing. temperatures in the upper 70s. the next seven days?
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monday we'll still hold in the upper 70s, just in time for football really. we'll go back to the lower 80s on tuesday and wednesday and thursday, but the humidity stays in check. derek will be back right after this. stay tuned. how does it feel to try smooth,
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the democratic national convention has been nominating the speech. robin from warrenton, virginia is a fan. and i think that the former president hit a home run with his speech last night. as always, he hit the target on all the policies. the only thing that he did not mention is the non-cooperation that president obama's gotten from the republicans in the congress and senate. and also, president clinton did not mention about ryan running faster than he did. who was he trying to impress with that one? actually, he mentioned the non- cooperation factor in what he called the patriot of president
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obama by some on the other side. as for paul ryan's marathon time, which is what you're talking about there, he said he ran one in under three hours and apparently the time was more than four hours. he says it was a long time ago and he simply forgot. it's a little tough to believe since the three-hour marathon time is pretty elite and well, you're not likely to forget that you could do such a thing. however, i'll take him at his word when he says he has forgotten. and then this on the whole other subject from bob in silver springs. and the advertising materials for the inappropriate content as well as news stories. and the ad and as a result of being t in the groin is completely rep prehencable. i'm glad i no longer have kids who want an explanation on what has taken place and why. really, bob? it is just a commercial. they are trying to be funny with a low brow gag, but come
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on, did you ever watch the three stooges? let's be real. when i'm ranking the threat of the moral fiber of our youth, as for cox cable, they are not going to add the list, although i do like the one when the father says bonding time. drop me a line on mailbag@wusa9.com. well that is our broadcast. i'll be right back here tomorrow night at 11:00 along with anita and topper. log on any time to wusa9.com. bye. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? i'm barack ♪ ama and i approve
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now, "entertainment tonight," the worldwide leader in entertainment news. katie holmes' first public appearance since her split from tom. only "e.t." is backstage with the newly single mom. >> you suddenly feel like, okay, i can do this. >> her new life, her new gig and how she's moving on after her high-profile divorce. then, kristen stewart peppered by the paparazzi. >> did rob forgive you, kristen? >> where she's heading wearing the same t-shirt as her ex. can the president top the speeches made by bill clinton and his wife? plus, what sent tom brokaw to the hospital. rihanna. brad pitt. bill cosby. all reported dead. "e.t." investigates celebrity death hoaxes.